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>> yeah, it's "the stephanie miller show." this is chris. that is jim. >> chris is sick as a dog and stephanie's not here. >> it will be a wonderful show today. we only had a day off the fiscal cliff. so there's that. representative john boehner told senator reid to go f himself. twice. >> really? >> according to the folks at politico. so i'm shush we'll be talking about that if stephanie gets here. hoping and praying she gets here. happy new year to everyone out there. yeah, jacki schechner -- >> happy new year. >> happy new year to you too. >> some things don't change. you like to step all over my news before i start. >> oh, geez, did i do that? oh god! okay. there's stephanie. >> stephanie: happy new year. >> let's go to jacki schechner in the current news year.
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>> whatever, steph. thanks for joining us! good morning everyone. happy new year to you. not only did congress wait until the very last minute to come to a deal to stave off the fiscal cliff but by all accounts, nobody is generally thrilled with what they came to or how it happened. in fact, as chris just mentioned, several sources reporting this morning that house speaker john boehner told senate majority leader harry reid to go f himself on friday after reid said that boehner was treating the house like a dictatorship. the white house and the senate did come to a deal and then the house voted on it late last night. they passed with 257 votes. leadership on the republican side was split however. boehner and budget committee chairman paul ryan voted yes while eric cantor and kevin mccarthy voted no. if he decides to run for president in 2016, he might be going up against rubio or rand paul, they both voted no. ryan would be only one of the
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three that voted yes. the plan means the bush tax cuts will continue for those making under $400,000 a year and couples making less than $450,000 a year. the tax rates will go back up for those making more. the automatic spending cuts that were set to kick in today are delayed for two months. the deal with extend unemployment insurance for some two million people for a year. the estate tax goes back up to 40%. also tax credits will continue for child care, tuition and research and development. on the flip side, the payroll tax rate will go back up to more than 6%. next up, congress and the administration have to figure out what to do about the spending cuts that are going to go into effect in two months if we don't do something and also, there is the issue of raising the debt ceiling. we're back with more show and with steph arrive the break. stay with us. right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: all right, i know i was late. go [ bleep ] yourself. >> see what you did there? >> stephanie: i'm just as liquored up as john boehner this morning. good morning everybody. happy new year. aloha. hello. i'm straight from maui. hello. i'm wearing my vacation t-shirt. >> the exotic foreign country of hawaii? >> make sure you wear a shirt under that. >> there is a sports bra. >> you're showing off the girls. >> stephanie: yes and they're made entirely of chardonnay. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> stephanie: how was everybody else's new year? >> i was sick. i paid $90 for a ticket to
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something and i didn't go. >> stephanie: jacki schechner i cannot show you the text that she sent me because she looked drunk and hot on new year's or as you call her "easy pickings." right here. you know, we were all doing the drunken new year text. happy new year to you. >> i was asleep. >> stephanie: aww! you poor little thing. >> we celebrated the day after. >> stephanie: what did we miss? republicans acting like [ bleep ] holes. >> dana perino said that john boehner was acting most like an adult in negotiating the fiscal cliff. >> adults tell other adults to go f themselves. >> it is f you. >> stephanie: harry reid said excuse me. [ bleep ] >> he said it twice. >> stephanie: it's hilarious. >> he said i copyrighted that. >> stephanie: yep right. i've had zero sleep.
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[ applause ] >> huh? >> stephanie: i just landed. >> your immune system will be really low. you'll get as sick as chris and then i will get sick and then the whole show will be in the toilet. >> the show has been in the toilet before. >> stephanie: let me just say this. that's the problem with going on vacation where they allow what's the word, children! little freakin' germ wagons! we had a great time. we were in maui. what's not great about that. but every now and again i get in an elevator with a family and there is a kick hacking up a lung. oh! oh and then roland went in the steam room. i don't know what the deal is with parents. there was another boy hacking up a lung and the father says go in the steam room. hack it all up. >> contaminate whoever else is in there. >> stephanie: there's people in here. don't want your germ wagon to
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come in here. >> oh boy. >> i'm getting a hazmat suit. >> stephanie: i'm sorry. i didn't mean to start in an anti-child frenzy. just because i've gotten off screaming airlines as i do. one day, we did a massage down by the ocean. oh, you can hear the sounds of the ocean and the children's laughter. roland and i said that isn't laughter. that's screaming. >> not a big selling point. >> stephanie: irritating! >> even children's laughter would not be a selling point for me. >> stephanie: it sounds like the parent years. >> mommy, that lady's naked!ú i saw her boobies. >> stephanie:. [ screaming ] >> stephanie: can i say being on vacation with roland is like being on vacation with an 8-year-old. a, he's a boy. i didn't have to see his balls this time, thank god. >> good. >> stephanie: i got pages of roland material.
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because it's just -- you know i love him more than life itself. >> that's on hotel stationery, isn't it? >> stephanie: yes, it is! [ laughter ] >> stephanie: it was a hungover plane trip. what else is funny? we were drunk the whole time. what was the thing? anyway, what was i saying? no he just -- parents can tell me -- you were boys once. i don't know what -- he's like a pigpen. he's like a tornado of dirty clothes and socks and tissues and snacks and i don't know. picking up after him constantly. >> boys are like that. >> stephanie: yeah. then he gets overly excited about like foods they've likes. i'm ordering like room service breakfast one morning. can i have a -- can i have bananas with coconut milk at the buffet. okay honey. mommy will get it for you. >> and then -- and then -- >> stephanie: i get on the plane. he's like i want candy. i'm like honey there's no candy.
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>> didn't you have a werther's in your percent? >> stephanie: you would think at my age. grandma would have a butterscotch. >> all kids love ribbon candy. [ laughter ] >> oh wow. >> stephanie: really? >> i can't laugh this morning. >> i'm a germ wagon. >> oh, god. i have norovirus great thanks. >> if you had norovirus, you would know it. you would be spewing out both ends. >> stephanie: one more thing about roland, sexy liberal tour director, my soul mate. the man has got to get a pedicure. have men never heard -- [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: he had a little bit to drink new year's eve. he was like a gila monster. it was like a lizard.
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he was like latched on to me and his toes -- he's like a tree sloth. it is horrible. >> was he latched on to you like a koala? >> stephanie: he was clawing my legs. get to your side of the bed. oh my god for the love of god for anyone you're ever with romantically, cut your toenails. what's wrong with you? >> dudes don't look at other dude's toenails. >> stephanie: anybody's legs are going to get cut to ribbons. it felt like one of the -- what is it called? >> a tree sloth. >> a gila monster. >> stephanie: he's a lizard with incredibly long toenails. >> he needs moisturizer too? >> stephanie: in his defense i did almost kill him as usual with exercise. [ applause ] we went on three or four hour bike rides every day. >> just nuts. >> stephanie: one night apparently i'm told because i kind of fell asleep but he was
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having really horrible leg spasms. >> yeah, as one does after -- >> you need to take potassium if you're on a three-hour bike ride. >> that's why he wanted the bananas. >> for the potassium. for his leg cramps which you caused! [ laughter ] >> and you couldn't provide him with a candy. >> stephanie: man up. grandma has a lot of ribbon candy. man up. no. he -- here's what he said. this is why i think i always -- >> someone in the chat room said i'm going to roland's twitter feed for the other side of the story. [ laughter ] >> and now for the rest of the story! >> stephanie: i'll tell you the whole story. yes, there was a whole arc. there is a dramatic arc. you'll love it. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> stephanie: where was i? >> excellent. >> stephanie: i think it was you guys could tell anybody. ancient kind of wisdom that's universal. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> sure.
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>> uh-huh. >> right. >> and i'm the queen of satan. >> i'm so glad we're back. >> stephanie: they may be trying to code this wisdom. so when roland had his leg spasms and i was -- >> drunk. >> stephanie: passed out sleeping yes. >> as you do after three-hour bike rides every day. >> stephanie: it is a little creepy. follow me. okay. i had to write this down because historians are going to be trying to crack this code for centuries. he said i'm having -- what should i do? apparently i said pretzels, they're good. >> wow. [ applause ] >> stephanie: probably some sort of da vinci code. something the dalai lama would say when you get to the top of the mountain. for centuries we'll go what did i mean by that? >> indiana jones may find that in the arc of the covenant. >> stephanie: i said was i helpful? you said pretzels, good.
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i probably meant he needed salt, jim. potassium. ancient accidental wisdom. what can i tell you? >> hmm okay. >> stephanie: pretzels. >> chase in the chat room said that was stephanie's pretzel logic. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> stephanie: all right. all right. so i will -- you know what? i'll sprinkle out details all morning of the trip. roland did post -- there's other pictures but he did post a picture of willie nelson playing poker. there is a story behind that. >> did he know when to fold 'em? >> stephanie: he did. we got invited to annie and willie nelson's house. >> how much fun is that? >> so does oprah. >> stephanie: let me tell you one thing. that's a whole other story. i've got stories about this trip that you wouldn't believe. >> you have an oprah story? >> stephanie: here's some ancient wisdom.
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anyone in the world -- roland, listen to me, salt, pretzels, good. anywhere you go on vacation in the entire world -- >> time snatched the pretzel from my hand. >> stephanie: oprah has a house there. everywhere i've ever been. >> it has a lanai going all the way around. >> stephanie: we bicycled by her thousand zillion acres. oprah has her own road. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: everyone else has 30 something miles to get to the beach. not oprah. she has her own road. [ applause ] >> is it called oprah highway? >> stephanie: no. i don't know what it is called. >> they changed the name of the island to oprah. >> travis wants me to ask you how you spent your christmas eve. >> stephanie: christmas eve. why? >> were you in -- >> stephanie: very eventful. [ laughter ]
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>> stephanie: listen. i was in criminal court. there is a story behind that. >> you were in criminal court? >> stephanie: i got stories to tell. >> oh, my god! >> stephanie: yes i will talk about my life of crime as well. >> who did you kill? come on! >> stephanie: nobody. okay. >> you committed a crime. >> stephanie: do people want to hear -- >> i want to hear about the life of crime. >> stephanie: what about my visit to willie nelson's house. you want to hear about my night at willie nelson's house or not? >> should we after the break maybe? >> all right. >> stephanie: all right. well, isn't that something? thank you for your help. >> no problem. 17 minutes after the hour. >> stephanie: this i remember. i've done this before. you know, i'm going to keep all of these magical vacation memories in my computer. >> and who wouldn't? >> stephanie: right? >> also your criminal court records. >> stephanie: okay. carbonite is can going to keep all of that safe because i have
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two free bonus months. that's the offer code is stephanie. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> eek, i just spewed on my dashboard again. it's "the stephanie miller show."
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the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow. ♪ we're going riding on the freeway ♪ ♪ of love ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it.
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23 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. regular big show today. hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks. >> right over there. >> stephanie: annie borowitz has the best headlines that summed up everything that happened while i was gone. >> solving necessary cries is i they created. hi dana. >> happy new year. how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: first of all, if i would have been invited to willie nelson's, i would have parked my butt there and never left. that bike would have been history. >> stephanie: it was pretty awesome. >> caller: i can't imagine. i would love to hear about it. happy new year. chris, i just called to wish you all happy new year and tell you that as i was getting ready for jane's addiction i have been waiting for four three months, i wasn't feeling great you know. the whole day. >> yeah. >> i'm getting ready and my husband's like just take your temperature.
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102, baby. [ wah wah ] >> he was so cool. he didn't leave me. we'll trade the ticket. >> stephanie: he's going to blame you for that for the rest of your life. he's going to -- you know what? he thinks that's a free pass. anything that ever happens remember that time i stayed home from jane's addiction on new year's? >> caller: it was such a bummer. but jim your haircut looks great. love it. adorbs. happy new year. we miss you. i miss my charters on current tv and chatting right now. we're chatting about how we missed each other because of all of the nonsense that was going on. they act like children. and they don't give -- they don't give -- about us. my son even was just like what -- it is like they're going neener neener.
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i'm glad we got something done but there's more work to do. >> stephanie: it is. it is a congressional tantrum. >> absolutely. >> stephanie: the president is always weighed down by actually caring about people. normal humans would not have to trade for. >> saying the f word to people. really? go have some more gentleman jack or whatever. >> stephanie: all right. okay. >> not so gentlemanly. >> stephanie: oh dear. all right. yeah okay. so i had forgotten they live there and i just e-mail and she's like oh, come for dinner. i love this part. she said we'll pick you up. which i was like it is awesome. i was picturing cheech and chong's car. we were like are there only munchies for dinner? no. she's an amazing cook. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ]
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here is the only bad news for us it was poker night. woody harrellson, owen wilson and kenny chesney are about to show up. roland i said i think this may be above our pay grade. [ wah wah ] we knew when to fold them, before we sat at the table. >> did you meet them? >> stephanie: yes. what do you mean, meet them. we had dinner at annie and willie nelson's house. nice little place. yikes! nice little shack they have there. >> willie has made a good -- >> stephanie: he's made a little bit. >> he probably doesn't need to go on the road for awhile. >> stephanie: you got another song in addition. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> stephanie: all right. anyway, thank you guys. oh, my god, it was amazing. they're the sweetest people in the world. >> very cool. >> stephanie: christine in king ston, illinois.
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>> caller: i'm disappointed and embarrassed to be a republican. it is not my father's or grandfather's or great grandfather's republican party. it is nice to see they're doing some work now but you know, the damage is done. i'll never be a regular republican again. i used to be a tea partier. i'm more in like the rehab. >> stephanie: you're in republican rehab. christine, welcome to the light. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] glad to have you. [ applause ] >> stephanie: it is almost like you're on vacation. i could tell you the headlines in advance. here we go again. that's why i love annie borowitz. washington celebrates solving totally unnecessary crisis they created. they were in celebration on new year's day after kind of averting a necessary crisis. if we all procrastinate long and hard enough, we can solve any self-inflicted problem in a way that satisfies no one says mitch mcconnell. it is up to us to concoct new
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optional disasters that we'll have to undo at some later date in a more half ass way. >> i'm guessing he didn't really do that. andy borowitz made it up. >> stephanie: he also didn't say we should make poor people into mulch. newsbusters picked up on that. in a related story, an arsonist received an award for putting out his own fire. >> fantastic. >> stephanie: we'll get into all of that and more on mama's vacation and the fiscal cliff. >> and your life crime. i want to hear about that. >> stephanie: i seem to be avoiding that, don't i? right back on "the stephanie miller show." i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one
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party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. >> have you forgotten about your new year's resolution? >> i'm never drinking again. >> no, before that. >> i am gonna finish this whole bottle. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. oh wait, before we get to my life of crime -- >> oh? >> stephanie: somebody sent me this. in honor of new year's. things that are difficult to say when you're drunk. as jim says, most things are difficult for me to say when i'm sober. >> we posted this on your facebook page. >> stephanie: cinnamon. indube etedly. imagine john boehner saying any of these words. >> stephanie: innovative. preliminary. we have a preliminary -- >> preliminary deal. >> stephanie: proliferation.
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things that are very difficult to say when you're drunk. british constitution. loquacious trend substantiate. aggressive disorder. and specificity. >> we have no specifics. any more specifics? >> stephanie: things that are downright impossible to say when you're drunk. thanks, but i don't want to have sex. nope no more alcohol for me. sorry, you're not really my type. good evening officer isn't it lovely out tonight? >> oh, no one wants to hear me sing and you're right, i can't jump over that table. [ding-dong] [ applause ]
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>> fis fiscal cliff. that's another hard one. >> stephanie: apparently i left -- t-bone to some specifics of ply life of crime. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> it was help, i'm in jail. >> stephanie: if you listen carefully -- >> i got a voice mail on christmas eve about how stephanie had to to be at the courthouse because she got a ticket for having her dog off the leash. >> stephanie: yes, that's me. >> why was your dog off the leash? >> stephanie: it was a park! >> a park. >> where you have to walk your dog on a leash. >> stephanie: okay. >> it's your backyard. >> you can't just follow laws willy-nilly. >> stephanie: i'm a wild one. come and get me. you'll never take me alive copper. >> i imagine you sharing stories, what are you in for?
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dog off the leash. >> stephanie: you have to hear this story. travis, you know the whole story. i got this thing -- it is like a traffic ticket. >> i've been trying to fix this ticket for a month. >> stephanie: two of my best friends are lawyers. they're like why don't you just give this to me. travis isn't a lawyer. you're associate producer. i don't know. help me. how do i -- >> travis is great at booking guests. he's not all that great at getting you out of jail. >> she didn't pay you to go to law school. >> stephanie: because i figure you can pay it by mail. like a traffic ticket. >> go on vacation. i call and i get to somebody at the courthouse. oh, she needs to come in or they're going to issue a bench warrant. >> stephanie: apparently a lot of people who have to go there don't have producers to take care of things for them. >> how long ago did you get the ?ict. >> a few weeks.
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it is travis' fault. >> jacki made me do it. she wanted you to go to jail so she could take over. >> stephanie: i spent christmas eve in the -- and it's downtown. it is never good news when you have to go downtown. >> we're taking it downtown. >> stephanie: it is a men's jail. criminal courts. >> i've been there. i had jury duty there. >> stephanie: are you kidding me? i had to appear in court for a dog off the leash? >> then when she got there she sat there for an hour not knowing what to do. >> stephanie: this is new for me. i was there with an interesting variety of people. >> as one would find in that area of downtown. >> spend your hour making a shiv. >> stephanie: i fashioned you a lovely shiv as a christmas present. >> and then you recognized -- >> stephanie: i'll tell the whole story. so i had to go downtown christmas eve. right. so i didn't -- because this is new to me. i didn't realize you have to put
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your booking -- whatever in the basket. okay, let me just say the judge was like -- wilford brimley's grandfather. so i'm sitting there for like an hour and a half and i'm like how come they're not calling my case. >> there are some sketchy people. >> stephanie: domestic violence. one guy they brought in from jail. his hair's all -- i was like oh, my god. so i'm listening to case after case and then i finally like -- catholic girl that i am, why aren't they calling me? you didn't put your thing in -- >> there was a sign that clearly said that, wasn't there? you just didn't read it. >> stephanie: in the criminal courts building. >> i have people to do that sort of thing for me. [ laughter ] >> you have travis to do that sort of thing for you. >> stephanie: surprising amount of people try to ride the train without buying a ticket and first of all i'm like there is a train?
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how much is the ticket? okay. anyway, so then i finally get called by judge be methuselah. he's like so, you tried to ride the train without a ticket. i said no. i had a dog off the leash. then at that point people started giggling. >> because everyone else had been there for murdering people. >> stephanie: you should have seen them. >> i killed a man nicknamed dog. >> stephanie: a lot of people shot a man in reno just to watch him die. even the judge was befuddled. did the dog bite anybody? i was like no. >> i don't see the point then. >> stephanie: so at this point, several of the court officers recognize me and started waving wildly and going mama! mama!
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>> so you could have talked to them to maybe get you off. >> stephanie: i swear to god during the judge thing the guy is like can i get your picture later? can we get an autograph? >> rusty the bailiff. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: and then you have that -- you have to quell that rebel spirit. he's like -- are you guilty? i felt like going no, at ca! yes. >> you did say they were medium sized dogs and they're not medium-sized dogs. >> it was a large dog, that would get you in more trouble. >> stephanie: like can you pay -- i'm like yes! just how much is it? for god's sakes. so then i go pay it and i come back and people are running out from other places to get their picture taken with me so that was nice. [ applause ]
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>> judge probably thought you were like lindsay lohan. >> what's going on here? [ laughter ] what the sam hell is this? >> stephanie: anyway, thank you for your know how t-bone. i almost ended up in the clink on christmas day. because of you and your lack of legal training. [ laughter ] thank you honey. >> i'll put it on my to do list. >> stephanie: don't tug on superman's cape. all right. that was my christmas eve. enjoy, everybody. okay. let's go to john in tulsa. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi john. >> caller: is this stephanie? the real one? >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: we really missed you. >> stephanie: i miss you too. >> caller: especially my wife. it is like when bill maher goes off, they always do interesting things when he's off. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: not to downgrade the fiscal cliff but i want to talk
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about the nra. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: i do not understand why the democrats aren't embracing the nra plan. unless i miss my guess the nra suggested we need to appropriate the funds to hire and train security agents. >> i don't know of any dems that are supporting that. >> stephanie: john what's your point? >> caller: i think -- because they asked us to appropriate the funds, obviously that means we have to raise taxes. we could hire -- oh, i don't know five million new jackbooted atf agents. each of them at schools churches malls. >> stephanie: you know, we were on obviously live. we took wayne lapierrre's press conference live. >> our last day. >> stephanie: that's the problem is you gotta look at all parts of it. that was just stunning in itself. he's just a crazy person. >> he is. >> stephanie: guns are
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absolutely no part of the problem at all. more guns is the only solution. >> he doubled down a couple of days later on "meet the press." he didn't listen to the criticism from republicans that he got. >> stephanie: yeah. he blamed everybody. everybody but guns. >> he went on and on about how the politicians don't know the difference on training an assault rifle and a machine gun. well, that's crazy. who doesn't know that? >> stephanie: here's the thing. we disagreed but as a liberal taking on some of our sacred cows, violent video games mental health, everybody gets emotional about every aspect of it. it is like you have to look at all of it. he just -- that's exactly why we're not going to solve it because people on his side think there's no other answer. by the way let's see tosh wrote jared loughner is still alive despite there was an armed guard where he was. there was one at columbine. he could not get a clean aim because he was concerned about not hitting an innocent
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bystander. trained guards are taught not to shoot into crowds. we need to look at what worked where they were having a regular diet of australia which they stopped in the mid '90s. >> virginia tech has its own police force for god's sake. >> fort hood. >> arsenal. >> stephanie: jim made the point we've made over and over, japan has -- they have more violent video games. they have ones they don't even release anywhere else. >> two people get killed a year. >> stephanie: because they can't get guns. maybe they have -- how do you -- they have a more active fantasy life with the video games but they don't actually shoot people because they can't get guns. >> they have a less violent culture. >> very disciplined culture because there's millions of people living on small islands. >> stephanie: right. you know what, michael moore wrote a good piece. there is a good point he made on that too. lots more to get to. we haven't even gotten into the fiscal cliff thing. too busy covering my -- >> life crime.
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>> just go jump off the fiscal cliff. >> your life crime and poker. >> stephanie: i haven't even gotten to the good parts of my vacation. 46 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> that laughter sounds like the result of misbehavior. >> announcer: it's a "the stephanie miller show." there is so much going on that every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understand why things have happened. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow.
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>> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 51 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. toll free from anywhere. let's go to marsha in illinois. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hey, marsha. >> caller: hi. if i see eric cantor on tv, i think of that young guns video/infomercial. remember with the cowboy hats. >> stephanie: oh yeah. >> caller: there were three young guns and i just get so mad because they're about my age and the president's about my age but he seems so mature. these guys, i don't know. i watched the show last night. i don't know what it was. republicans saying -- talking about the lower middle class how they're not religious anymore. just because you don't go to church doesn't mean you don't have traditional values. they're so out of touch with the regular people. every time i see cantor, i think of him dressed up in the cowboy hat being a young gun. he seems so immature. you shouldn't advertise that
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way. help them with the spanish people. >> stephanie: when you think macho cowboy, jim you think eric cantor for sure. [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> of course. spurs and chaps. and moisturizer. moisturizer of course. >> stephanie: he was most concerned about moisturizing much like eric cantor. okay. tweet that irritated me most over vacation. grover norquist. we had an election and boehner was elected speaker now lame duck obama should get over it. >> okay, a boehner hasn't been -- boehner hasn't been elected to anything yet because there's going to be a fight between him and eric cantor coming up. >> stephanie: crazy cowboy, eric eric cantor. >> okay corral. and it won't be okay for you. it will be super okay for me because i moisturize. >> stephanie: oh, boehner boehner.
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♪ ♪ i am just an orange boy ♪ ♪ i have squandered my influence for a pocketful of tax cuts for the filthy rich ♪ ♪ my eyes get wet still a man cries when he thinks about which fabric is the best ♪ ♪ on the house floor stands the boehner and he's whining constantly ♪ ♪ and the fiscal cliff reminds him of every vote that let him down ♪ ♪ as he cried out in his anger and his shame ♪ ♪ i'm weeping i am weeping but he still remains ♪ ♪ crying eyes ♪
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♪ crying eyes ♪ >> yea! rocky mountain mike. >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike never on vacation. >> never. >> stephanie: you gotta keep working while mama's on vacation. go! great stuff. we have more. >> the boehner. >> stephanie: sunday, he warned president obama he should not cast blame on republicans. no! why would he do that? for a possible failure. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] because they've been so helpful in every way. as dana perino says, he's been the only adult in the room. >> i'm the only adult in the room. shut up. i hate you. >> stephanie: we've been reasonable and responsible. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: the president is the one who's never been able to get to yes. >> the president -- he has -- that's the problem.
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he is -- >> stephanie: that's why the andy borowitz headlines are the best. job of destroying congress is in their hands. mission of destroying the economy is in the capable hands of the u.s. congress. in an official statement congress's conduct o during the fiscal cliff showdown convinced terrorists they had been outdone. we had been working overtime to come up with ways to terrorize the american people. even we couldn't come up with something like this. the idea of holding the entire nation hostage with a clock ticking is worthy of a bomb villain. you have to admire when someone else has beaten you at your game. we made so many scary videos but none were as terrifying as mitch mcconnell. >> sharks with laser beams on their heads. >> stephanie: yeah. >> sure. >> stephanie: exactly. thank you andy borowitz. [ applause ] make fun of it at some point.
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by the way i watched half the speaking of terrorists, zero dark thirty. >> how was it? >> stephanie: i fell asleep. i'll give you my review. roland brought screeners on vacation. although new year's eve we fell asleep long before new year's and then they had fireworks. i thought it was zero dark thirty. i said someone is going to break into the compound! what's happening? [ explosion ] that's what happens when you fall asleep way before new year's. >> stephanie: actually the movie -- i think is good. you know, i couldn't watch the torture stuff. i want to watch the whole thing before i -- >> before you -- >> it sounds like dick cheney was the adviser. >> stephanie: the fact is we tortured -- in the time period in which obviously they got the clues that led to bin laden but obviously as john mccain, senator feinstein and everybody on the senate intelligence committee has said, we didn't
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get that information. and the movie leaves that impression, i think. >> that we did get that information. >> the movie leaves the impression that we did get that information? >> stephanie: yes. >> that's a problem. >> stephanie: all right. we also watched les miserables. >> i saw it on christmas day. wasn't it great? >> stephanie: somebody diagrammed what note anne hathaway hit when she wins the oscar. >> a what notes russell crowe didn't hit. [ wah wah ] >> not the strongest singer. >> i'm not a strong singer. >> i had never seen the stage production. >> stephanie: it was amazing. >> i knew nothing about the story and i loved it. >> stephanie: i was weeping. it is so sad. roland said it's not called the happies. they gave you warning. they're all miserable. >> wow, there is a lot of misery in that. >> stephanie: holy moly!
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okay. let's go to kathleen in fresno. >> no kathy bates. mr. man. >> stephanie: hi, kathleen. go ahead. hi, kathleen in fresno. >> caller: hi. >> stephanie: hi. i was wondering if you might be able -- this is my first time call. my husband and i love your show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i have a problem with my mother-in-law. she's started saying that obama has cut the healthcare. >> stephanie: obama has not cut healthcare. we'll get to that. unfortunately, we're in a hard break. much more right back on "the stephanie miller show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ]
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>> stephanie: hello hour number two. good morning jacki schechner. >> good morning! >> stephanie: hi, i'm here now. >> i know. thanks for joining us. >> stephanie: i didn't show jim your smokin' hot new year's eve picture. >> which one did i send you? >> stephanie: well, that seems to be the difficulty there. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> there was a moment when i went back through my texts yesterday to make sure i hadn't said anything that i would regret. >> stephanie: new year's day. what did i send, who? roland sent someone a picture of my cleavage. >> you have cleavage? >> when is cleavage never not important?: i spent it with some friends at a small house party. we had a very good time. >> how small was the house? >> stephanie: big enough for you and jacki. here she is.
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all snugly in the current news center. jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. the dow is up 200 points so far this morning. in the aftermath of news that we did strike a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. but while that business got done politico reports that the 112th congress leaves today having enacted the fewest laws of any congress since 1947. the year that we first started keeping track of these sorts of things. there is now outrage on both sides of the aisle as house republican leaders have decided not to take up the aid relief package for those struggling in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. the congress will close without that legislation being handled. the senate had approved a package of $60.4 billion in aid and the house appropriations committee came up with a smaller deal of about $27 billion. but since the laws don't carry over from session to session now we're going to have to start all over again.
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house speaker john boehner's office says he is committed to passing that aid before the end of the month but that, of course, does nothing for people who need the money right now. and just before the break president obama nominated senator john kerry to succeed hillary clinton when she decides to step down. that will leave an opening in the senate. many people think scott brown who lost to elizabeth warren in november will run again but there's new concern amongst democrats that brown instead may try to run for governor. that's another option for him. see if he runs against representative ed markey and loses, that would put an end to any future political ambitions. we shall see what happens. we're back after the break. stay with us. coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me.
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>>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: happy new year, everybody! it is the "the stephanie miller show." look, a late holiday gift for you, jim. the new twitter adolf twittler. you know what else looked at my profile? adolf twitler? >> it is the adolf twitler. >> that's funny. >> stephanie: all right. also this late holiday gift, kim jong il died of rage. we'll have audio on that. >> bring back kim jong il. he's beyond ill. >> stephanie: he's way beyond ill. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] by the way ma hollow, aloha.
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i'm just back from maui. a good time was had by all including me and sexy liberal tour director, roland, who, by the way i'm not sure if he's home yet. it took him 48 hours to get to hawaii. you don't want to know because there were storms. >> you mean in a row boat? >> okay. >> stephanie: to get from new york to hawaii. we went on christmas day. although he didn't get there until the day after that. [ ding ding ] [ laughter ] >> stephanie: mama spent christmas alone room service. [ wah wah ] his flight was cancelled from newark. then they flew him, i don't know where. you ready for this? he was supposed to join me to fly to maui from l.a. and a woman had a heart attack on his plane and they made an emergency landing in salt lake. then they had to fly him to san francisco and it took him like 1,5001 hours but he made
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it. >> then you put him in a grueling bicycle -- >> stephanie: i made him ride four hours uphill up a volcano. >> don't make him ride into a volcano. >> he probably wished he had fallen into the volcano after that. >> there are no live volcanos on maui. just on hawaii. >> stephanie: i spent christmas alone. christmas morning we're like any other married couple, we don't have sex because by the second or third day of the vacation, everybody is calling him my husband. yes. >> if that makes you happy. >> did you have join that nice old couple on the cruise at the dinner table? >> stephanie: one dinner, the waiter said happy new year, miller family. we're like -- >> sew took your name. >> stephanie: apparently. >> of course. >> stephanie: apparently he's mr. miller. >> you would make him take your name. >> stephanie: he's now my bee-otch. >> or gets the volcano again. >> stephanie: first morning he
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got there, i started crying. roland, hold me. i'm so lonely. and last night, he was drunk and on me. i was like get off me. you're so clingy and cut your toenails. seriously. he has to take a picture and put it on twitter. it's like -- >> no, that's not the sort of thing you share on twitter. >> stephanie: it is like spooning with a screech monkey. >> you know this how? >> stephanie: don't men groom? [ screaming ] >> i generally leave my shoes on all the time except if i'm in the shower. >> stephanie: really? >> oh god. what's going on? >> as you get older it gets harder and harder to bend down. >> stephanie: is that what it is? >> i'm noticing that. >> stephanie: are you going scuba diving? are those slippers? they're your webbed feet with your toenails. [ screaming ] [ whatever! ] >> what? >> stephanie: what.
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can i just say roland is magical. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] we had the most amazing -- you know where we stayed? i don't believe it. maui four seasons. >> that's pretty she-she. that's pretty 1%. >> stephanie: i know. don't ask me how we scored this. but it was -- it is an amazing -- guess who i said hi to at the pool. jeff zucker, the new head of cnn. how you doing, jeff. everyone was responsible for one of my canceled shows. >> which one did he cancel? >> on cnbc. >> good luck at cnn. he said we'll have to leave it there. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: it was worth it just for the conversation to listen to the conversations at the pool and stuff. we literally -- we walked across lounges and one person was on the phone saying what time is the private jet going to be here? there is a am would on the phone
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going are we giving them access to the private jet or not? and roland and i are like we came in economy plus. you should see the legroom! hey, everybody! we really did. we were excited we got economy plus with extra legroom. literally -- very 1 percy. >> all of the peanuts you could eat. >> macadamia nuts, sure. >> stephanie: they don't give you those anymore. they're expensive. we were saying -- we were looking at breakfast because the one lady, the one private jet lady was a beautiful african-american lady. we saw her and her son at breakfast. we're just wondering what -- what their sense of history is like when you grow up like that. what it must be like to grow up with that kind of money. he must be like let me get this straight, there was a time in america when all people didn't have their own private jet?
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we all got 40 acres and jet at some point? what happened, mommy. i don't understand. [ wah wah ] >> where is my gold bouillon? >> i wonder what it is like to be a kid with that kind of cash. why are you snuffling your nose at me? he's doing that face. so anyway. thank you, maui. we love you! what does maholo mean? >> you don't know? >> stephanie: it is like one of those catch alls. >> that's aloha. >> and good-bye. >> stephanie: what's maholo? >> thank you. >> -- >> i was like holy cow on some of the bike rides. >> stephanie: i watched the bette midler thing which is fun. speaking of fun, speaking of sexy liberal fun, it is coming up in d.c.
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>> what up, mama and the mooks? >> stephanie: oh, audra. >> happy new year and welcome back. for all of the sexy liberals out there. check it out. january 19, 2013, the sexy liberal show is live at the warner theatre in washington, d.c. for inauguration weekend. ♪ sexy liberal ♪ >> this is going to be a great show. oh and stephanie miller.
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♪ >> stephanie: oh, audra. that was funky! thank you. all right yeah, quick! get your tickets. they've going fast. is this the boy thing with the gadgets because roland never stops -- he never puts down his iphone. >> yes, it is a boy thing with gadgets. >> stephanie: he's constantly, it is not just ticket sales. twitter something. >> i moved to a new place over the weekend. >> stephanie: right. >> the first thing i did was make sure all of my gadgets were set up. it is a boy thing totally. >> stephanie: he literally -- i was roland! i was like i can hear you. we have not made eye contact in two years. look at me! >> why do you need eye contact? >> stephanie: it's rude. >> you work on radio. you don't have eye contact with your listeners. >> stephanie: i do now because i'm on current. look at me! okay. all right. jim -- [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] i have a quote for you.
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who said while most liberals were stewing at barack obama for his quote-unquote capitulation on tax rates i confess i was feeling philosophical about it. he's negotiating with mad men and you can't negotiate with mad men because they're well, mad. who said that? >> hal sparks. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: no, he but he will be here in about an hour. michael tomasky on the "daily beast." by the way did you see -- who is it, elsie hastings, democratic representative, the house passed the deal yesterday he said well, they're crazy but they're not that [ bleep ] crazy. he used our term. quoted the whole word. he said -- >> i love elsie hastings. he's awesome. >> stephanie: who said so i'm feeling for obama. a number of presidents have had to deal with this kind of behavior and most haven't done it well. if obama can get the deal he discussed, higher tax rates at $400,000 and up and a higher estate tax rate and extension of unemployment benefits and delay in the sequester, he will have done all right.
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liberals who think he should stand talking and they hold the cards should recognize he doesn't hold all of the cards. republicans have enough to block. those cards are serious ones. second they aren't remembering that his opponents draw on and are part of this nation's long and often tragic history of people who represent the minority viewpoint but do so all the more tenaciously because they know the viewpoint to be both of those things. obama is have tog cross swords with the intense concentration of the type. who said that? >> dick cheney. >> stephanie: bad guess. michael tomasky, "daily beast." i have to confess because i tried to check out a little over vacation. as we were saying before the thing, what? why are we compromising on tax rates when -- you know, i think the problem is it's a lot more complex than we like to think -- than both sides would like to think if we went over the cliff. why don't we go over the cliff and get to 250? >> because everybody's taxes
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would have gone up. >> stephanie: yeah. i mean and the president obviously claimed victory. a lot of people obviously -- >> the democrats absolutely did win on this one. >> stephanie: just last month the president said just last month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. obviously the agreement that's currently being discussed would raise the rates permanently. the president said in the midst of this. so yeah, you go through all of the like -- the problem is this is going to keep happening. we're going to have -- again so just -- if you don't have the fun facts the deal raises income taxes to clinton era levels on families making more than $400,000. that's a far i couldn't -- cry from the $250 but white house officials said they had to compromise on that number to win renewal of several provisions which would have expired. this is the part i was saying earlier. we're weighed down by actually caring about actual people. unemployment insurance for three
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million people. tax credits for low income working families and reduction of the impact of the alternative tax on middle-class families. the white house argues it achieved 85% of its revenue goals raising $600 billion a third of which comes from phasing out exemptions and with incomes greater than $250,000 a year. republicans achieved none of the draconian cuts they wanted. we'll get into the nuts and bolts of it as we continue. 18 minutes after the hour. it's "the stephanie miller show." >> makes me sick in a wonderful wonderful way! >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show."
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ what a blast ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 23 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. all right, the president yesterday. on the fiscal cliff. >> obama: this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: democrats win key tax fights and emerging fiscal cliff deal. it is seen as a win for the president. even the president was saying i guess we're going to have to do this in stages. people we're trying to govern with, it is not -- >> we're going to go through this whole fight again in two months. >> stephanie: this is what being ungovernable looks like. politico writing the emerging fiscal cliff deal enough to leave republicans with a major new year's hangover.
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there's that silver lining. not only raise tax rates but -- what they're saying, one of the things, this is like breaking this huge -- how many decades long stranglehold of republicans never voting for tax increases no matter what. the problem is the cbo is saying it's still not enough. i wish we could have gotten the two -- above 250 because it's not enough to reduce the deficit. anyway, but politico writing it not only raises tax rates but extends stimulus era tax policy, maintains targeted tax breaks and receives limits on deductions for the wealthy dormant for decades. all policies the g.o.p. has fought. above all, the emerging deal has shattered years of orthodox. identity built around getting no order to any tax increase ever. let's see. event vote would mark the first time republicans have voted en masse on a tax increase since
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george h. w. bush's read my lips no new taxes. democrats making concessions on the threshold. we talked about that already. it is $400 instead of $250. still conservative commentators were quick to pan the deal and urged republican lawmakers to fight it. they should kill the plan for the fiscal cliff. i actually was surprised they did it although as elsie hastings they're not that bleep crazy. it was hard to predict what they're going to do. are they going to torpedo this or try to amend it which would have effectively killed in. >> grover norquist has drown himself in the bathtub. >> stephanie: oh, no. >> i was misinformed. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: lindsey graham said hats off to the president he won. said it is a political victory for president obama. he said i hope we'll have the courage over our conviction when it comes time to raise the debt ceiling. >> oh, god. >> stephanie: the president yesterday. >> obama: i will not have another debate with this
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congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >> stephanie: not to mention who gets to do that? who gets to get their mastercard bill and go yeah, i know i already spent it but i'm not going to pay that now. >> computer says no. >> stephanie: you can't -- it is almost like washington just has this normal place. you don't get to negotiate with that. the president again yesterday. >> obama: today's agreement enshrines, i think a principle into law that will remain in place as long as i'm president. the deficit needs to be reduced in a way that's balanced. everyone pays their fair share. everyone does their part. that's how we grow. >> stephanie: that's how we roll bitches. steve in florida you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi steve.
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>> caller: hi, steph, how are you? >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: i saw last night on the news, i believe it was cnn congress decided not to give up the vote to give themselves a pay raise. is that absurd at this time to be talking about something like that? >> stephanie: because you're doing such a great -- who can't agree you're doing such a great job. >> you know what they also didn't take up? funding for recovery from superstorm sandy. >> stephanie: republicans didn't think that was timely or important. >> it made obama look good. so they hate it. the whole idea. >> stephanie: the president. >> obama: the one thing that i think hopefully in the new year we'll focus on is seeing if we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama. not scare the heck out of folks quite as much. >> you know what? it's going to happen again in two months. >> a little less drunken lunacy from boehner. >> stephanie: deb in california. hi deb. >> caller: happy new year. >> stephanie: happy new year. >> caller: there's confetti all over the house right now just for the three of you.
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>> yea! >> caller: so i'm calling because we were awake and paying attention to news channels and things on the new year's eve time. and really we can't let the -- even the senate republicans and the congressional -- the house of representatives, we call them the house of republicans but we shouldn't let them get off the hook because we did go over the fiscal cliff. that was what was being reported at least an hour before all of the b.s. with oh the senate is now all of a sudden passed the bill. that's the only way they could get the republicans to agree to anything. and i don't mean to be quibly but we shouldn't be getting them off the hook. >> stephanie: quibly? i love that word. >> caller: you guys are so cool. >> stephanie: you're right. we went off the cliff. it was a gentle incline. >> otherwise, they wouldn't agreed to anything. that's what's so bogus.
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these people are getting paid and i'm worried about how i'm going to pay my utility and water bill due on the same date. at my age i never thought the economy would -- well be so quibbly, i cleaned that way up for you. i was not going to be able to pay basic bills. that's stupid. >> stephanie: quibbly word of the day. 29 minutes after the hour. right-wing world next on "the stephanie miller show." hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table.
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this city that wouldn't have given up his family, his career for one night with her. >> stephanie: it is the "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12. toll free from anywhere. sexy liberal hal sparks in hour number three live in studio here with us. [ applause ] >> i wonder what he thinks about the -- >> stephanie: we'll find out when he gets here. what else was i saying? sexy liberal tour director roland, he may be home by now. he took a red eye. [ applause ] he just got back from maui. what it says on my shirt because i'm the geek that wears the shirt -- >> where you've just been. >> you wear airport. >> stephanie: airport t-shirts like i'm cool. >> maholo. >> thank you to the maui four seasons. what a joint that is. wow. i don't know how we scored that. what a great vacation. >> they have air conditioning
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and hbo. >> wow! >> and a continental breakfast. >> stephanie: you meet some interesting people around -- at the adult pool. >> around the lanai? >> stephanie: the adult pool which is where we spent most of our time. we met someone who is a matchmaker. she's like i'm a matchmaker. >> it wasn't patty stanger was it? >> stephanie: it is $10,000 a month. three month minimum. >> $30,000 for three months. >> stephanie: roland i are like, she's a pimp. pretty high-end pimp. >> she can afford to stay at the maui four seasons. there you go. >> stephanie: apparently a lot of people are like yes here's $30,000. find me some pooch. i meant something else. >> cooter. [ buzzer ]
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>> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing world. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] so i spent christmas eve as we know in criminal court. >> yes you did. >> stephanie: in my life of crime for my dog off a leash ticket. i almost could have created another international incident. guess what i saw. gayle king. if i could have flagged her down, i could have gotten invited to oprah's for new year's eve then there would have been some drunken incident. >> was this the oprah story that you had? >> stephanie: i didn't know it was her. >> you teased in the first hour -- >> stephanie: oh, my god. it was gayle king. if i would have flagged her down. >> in the first hour, you teased you had an oprah story. >> stephanie: we rode our bikes by oprah's. you can't get close to the house. the snipers will get you. >> much like her house -- >> stephanie: if you make it past the snipers. if you get anywhere near the house. it is lovely. may i just say. >> i've seen it from the air in
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a helicopter. >> stephanie: pretty much anywhere you vacation, oprah has a house. it is the universal truth. call and tell me where you've been. oprah has a house there. >> malaysia. >> i doubt she has a house where i went to spring break. >> i'll bet she does. >> mexico? >> she does! >> she does not! there are only trailers there. >> stephanie: she owns the cantina in ensenada. >> i saw her dancing on a table there. >> stephanie: no, jim ward. here's a late holiday gift. hannity lost half his tv audience after the election. gee, i guess people don't like -- >> being lied to? >> stephanie: right! viewers were basked in his anti-obama rhetoric tuned him out when they were stunned to wake up and discover the president won a second term. a scenario that hannity promised would never ever happen. >> stephanie: he had a parade
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of oh, i love this, thought leaders, on the right. that's a contradiction of terms like jumbo shrimp. dick morris and ann coulter who all predicted the president would lose in a landslide. let's dive into the right-wing world. see what's doing today. we already did the sounder. do you want to do it again? [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> obama and the white house have narrative setters in the liberal media who are just raring to blame republicans for not giving in enough. i think it's obvious that this was the strategy to drive a wedge between house conservative republicans and house capitulation republicans and now, of course, between the senate republicans and the house republicans and if they don't come up with something again that wedge gets driven further and obama can sit in the catbird seat and blame blame, blame republicans for their obstructionism. >> it is called politics.
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>> stephanie: by the way he won again! [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ] >> somebody probably needs to tell michelle. >> stephanie: neener nanny boo-boo. >> ultimately, the mainstream media will rebel in the republican party is in disarray. the buck stops with the president of the united states. what we've seen over the last month or so, through all of the negotiations, he was never really serious. >> what? >> stephanie: oh i see. >> okay, raising the tax rates -- going from 250 to 400 that wasn't serious? that wasn't compromising enough for you? >> stephanie: that was a lot of give in my opinion. okay. >> god, these people are -- >> stephanie: the president actually cares about the hostages like the unemployed that would suffer. i know. on the face of it, i was like what? why are we compromising at all? >> we gave a little so we wouldn't get a lot in the behind. >> okay.
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>> song of some sort. >> what we really should do, honestly guys, is swan dive over the fiscal cliff. president obama owned this -- let him own the fiscal cliff. >> good try. >> stephanie: just throwing stuff against the wall now in right-wing world. throwing poo. >> fox news. >> stephanie: charles krauthammer. >> it has been very clear from the beginning that he had no intention to solve the fiscal issues. he's been using this and i must say with great skill and ruthless skill and success to fracture and basically shatter the republican opposition and his objective from the very beginning was to break the rule of the republicans in the house
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and to create an internal civil war. and he's done that. >> stephanie: yeah. no president's ever played politics before and won. who could ever -- >> i think the republicans created their own civil war. the president had nothing to do with it. >> stephanie: exactly. okay. wow. neil cavuto and dr. mark found themselves another fox news medical expert to explain jim your doctor doesn't want to but because of obama care, he's going to have to kill you now. >> there is a new study showing surgeons make mistakes more than 4,000 times a year. anything from leaving surgical instruments in you to removing the wrong kidney from you. >> bill, these are the exceptions but they're very expensive exceptions. you're talking about $1.3 billion in malpractice payouts over the last 20 years from these kind of mistakes. i predict that with obama care coming in, it is going to get a lot worse. >> ah, yes. crystal ball and my magic 8 ball -- >> he offered no evidence.
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>> of course not. because there is none. i predict that napoleon will rise from the dead. >> stephanie: doctors leaving things in you many of the people in right-wing world sound like -- >> someone left a sponge in your head. >> sean hannity sounds like that every day. >> stephanie: during brain surgery that is mopping up important facts you should know. rush limbaugh and a caller. >> i remember with jared loughner, they said he was a rep canada it turned out he was quite liberal. >> if they're mentally disturbed -- >> that's not fair. >> you're right. that's not -- that was -- i'm sorry. >> wow, he seems -- >> you're right. that's one of those things you can't tell the truth about. you're right. i take that back. >> stephanie: wow. right-wing world's gotten smaller and sadder since we left. >> registered as a democrat when
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he was living with his parents. as soon as he left home, he became a republican so shut the hell up. >> rush limbaugh has no idea what he's talking about. >> stephanie: canadian lawmaker said if having more guns makes you safer then the united states should be the safest country in the world. >> and yet -- >> stephanie: the least safe by quite a bit. >> if everybody had a gun, it would all be fine. politicians don't know the difference between a machine gun and an assault rifle. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: i was reading info on different arguments on all of this. military assault rifles were created to spray the eninny a scatter shot way because it was ineffective to assume young soldiers could become a marksman. they were designed to do the most damage to the largest number of targets. even those trained to use military assault rifles, specifically trained to use weapons are used to kill multiple human beings aren't able to use them with precision.
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wayne lapierrre explain to us why anyone not in the military should be in the possession of such dangerous firearms. thank you. [ applause ] >> collateral damage. look into it. >> stephanie: i mentioned this. i just thought -- particularly right after this fiscal cliff stuff. michael moore, he wrote a whole piece. it was an interesting section of the whys for why we have so much violence here as opposed to anywhere else. he talked about the "me" society. isn't that part of what the negotiations for the fiscal cliff is about. it is the every man for himself is the mess. pull yourself up by your bootstraps. you're not my problem. this is mine. you get sick and can't afford the operation, not my problem. the bank has foreclosed on your home. not my problem. can't afford to go to college. not my problem. it becomes our problem. take away too many safety nets and everyone starts to feel the impact. you will have a legitimate reason to be in fear. i'm not saying it is perfect
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everywhere else. but i've noticed see the national benefit to taking care of each other. free medical care, free or low-cost college mental help and i wonder why can't we do that. i think it is because in many other countries people see each other not as separate and alone but on the path of everyone exist as the whole. you don't punish them because they've had misfortune. one of the reasons gun murders are so rare is because there's less of the lone wolf mentality. most are raised with a sense of connection if not outright solidarity and that makes it harder to kill one another. [ applause ] >> basically in columbine -- >> which aired on current multiple times over the holidays. >> that and marijuana outlaws. that aired a lot on current in our time slot. >> he was interviewing canadian woman. she was talking about -- >> stephanie: they have a lot of guns. >> but they're not paranoid because they know they're taken care of. >> they come from a hunting culture. that's how canada became rich
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was the fur trade. >> stephanie: yep, exactly. nobody's killing anyone for someone's pelt. 46 minutes after the hour. we have some -- listen, we have some king jong il -- some kim jong il news. >> yes, we do. >> join the party. 1-800-steph-12. his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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happy new year everybody! it's time for "the stephanie miller show" new year muppet show apparently. thanks to rocky mountain mike. ♪ ♪ it's time to start the new year ♪ ♪ it's time to do the show ♪ ♪ it's time to get things started ♪ ♪ it's time to see who fartherred ♪ ♪ it's time to get there ♪ ♪ this is the "the stephanie miller show" ♪ >> stephanie: thank you rocky mountain mike. happy new year. >> ernie and bert. >> they weren't on the muppet show. >> entirely different. >> stephanie: the gifts keep on giving. the news that kim jong il reportedly may have had an anger management problem. do we have the audio? >> what?
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what do you mean? i'm furious! i'm extremely violently angry. oh why didn't anybody tell me that? i'll explode. gangnam style. you want me to take anger management classes? manage this! i'll help -- i'll clean your clock. >> hardly new year. >> should have told him. >> stephanie: somebody should have told him that. >> become a prosperous country. >> stephanie: we just did right-wing world. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] chris, i'm sure there will be a lot of apologies from right wingers to hillary clinton right?
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>> about her faking her illness. her admission to a new york hospital for a blood clot, it is easy to fake a blood clot, public shaming some conserve dives, not all we played them all in right-wing world accused clinton of faking her illness in order to avoid testifying about benghazi. now their condition has obviously -- sampling, a normal person after accusing someone of faking a medical condition that subsequently deteriorates expresses contrition in a normal person. wonder if those sarcastically doubting senator clinton's health will have the decency to apologize. i'm not holding my breath, jeff twitted over the holidays. joe lieberman says hillary will testify. he said this yesterday. >> i just want to say how much secretary clinton is in our prayers this morning and hope she recovers rapidly from this
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health problem. >> stephanie: that was -- that is scary. >> especially when it started -- >> stephanie: she's taking blood thinners now. >> you have to be careful taking blood thinners that you don't get internal bleeding so there is this fine line to walk with those drugs. >> stephanie: yeah. you know, a lot of people on twit her the same reaction i did. we're playing that over and over again. john bolton and others calling it benghazi flu and all of that. president obama by the way, in his most detailed comments since the report on benghazi, said sunday the security management clause were huge problems that reflected sloppiness in how the state department regards its missions abroad. he said he reaffirmed the decision by secretary clinton to carry out all 29 of the panel's recommendations. my message to the state department is simple. we're going to solve this. we won't be defense biv it. we won't pretend this was not a problem. this was a huge problem. in terms of how they -- securing embassies in general. by the way, they've also said
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that -- the preliminary -- the inquiry doesn't cast any plame on secretary clinton. -- any blame on secretary clinton. to be continued. let's go to jerry in colorado. hi jerry welcome. hi jerry. >> caller: hi. i just wanted to talk to you about the reform and not cuts. i think cuts scare a lot of people and i think if we just go in and talk about reforming healthcare reforming defense spending which needs to be looked at and then more like a scalpel instead of a hatchet. i think -- that helps with the revenue and also maybe some financial tax transaction tax and oil subsidies and corporate loopholes. i don't think our revenue is done. reforming can be done. raising the cap on social security. >> stephanie: there's lots of
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stuff if the republicans would start acting like actual partners in government. debbie wasserman schultz while they were spinning on their back in the walmart parking lot. >> it is unbelievable. there are some republicans maybe many republicans who don't support it. we have angst in our caucus, too. the bill should be put on the floor. there should be an up-or-down vote. the number of democrats and republicans that are willing to vote for it should be combined. we'll see whether it passes but to play games with whether tax rates go up, taxes go up on 98% of americans. >> stephanie: yeah. they were just having a day-long tantrum yesterday. >> it was eric cantor having the tantrum trying to corral his side so that he could get more power against john boehner because they're going to be running for speaker of the house in the next congress, i think. >> hot heat of 1,000 white hot suns. >> eric cantor was holding the entire country hostage in order to get more power for himself.
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>> stephanie: debbie wasserman shut. >> this prevents 978% of -- 98% of americans from seeing their taxes go up. it is a permanent ifism to middle class taxes going up. it is a bill that makes sure that we have a balanced approach. we've got -- an extension of the american opportunity tax credit which makes sure that more young people can go to college. we have an extension of the earned income tax credit and extension of the child opportunity tax credit. are these things that the republicans actually want to allow to lapse? >> yep. >> stephanie: well, yes. bobby in detroit. real quick. welcome. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: hi, go ahead. >> caller: happy new year to everybody. >> stephanie: you, too. >> caller: two points here. i'm a 70-year-old american. my heritage is black. but i'm an american. i was born here. i have just two things.
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i am so disappointed in the media. no one is emphasizing we, the people of the united states government. no one is look at us. they're talking about oh, the american public. excuse me. you're part of the american public. >> stephanie: exactly. she's sick of the us versus them. so there. >> stephanie: 58 minutes after the hour. back with sexy liberal hal sparks. hump days with hal next on "the stephanie miller show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ]
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>> stephanie: hello hour number three. sexy liberal hal sparks on the way in. hump days with hal. hello, jacki schechner. >> good morning. >> stephanie: i've missed with you the heat of 1,000 hot suns. >> i missed you too. we did have a little bit of text exchange then you guys disappeared for a couple of days. i assumed either you were hunkered down somewhere or you had hiked roland to death. >> stephanie: i biked him to death. and then we dissolved in a pool of booze. >> he did tell me when you first got to maui, you were frustrated because you felt like the first hike wasn't strenuous enough. i said only stephanie would complain that her vacation exercise wasn't strenuous enough. >> it isn't strenuous enough. >> stephanie: a lot of walking, talking about plants. walking, standing. >> we're walking. here's another plant. no! >> move, go! go fast!
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>> not a horticulture tour. i could see where that would be frustrating. >> could use a whore to culture. >> tom corbett is holding a press conference this hour. reportedly to announce plans to sue the ncaa in federal court. the republican governor reportedly frustrated with the ncaa stiff sanctions against penn state university in response to the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. the university agreed in july to pay a $60 million fine and that money goes to fund child abuse prevention grants nationwide. schools also banned from bowl games for four years. it has to reduce its football scholarship and give up 112 wins. we'll know more after governor corbett speaks but it seems pennsylvania lawmakers are most upset with word that that $60 million is going to out-of-state programs and not being allocated
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exclusively within pennsylvania. new york republican representative pete king is furious over house leadership cutting out without passing storm relief for victims of superstorm sandy. he's telling everyone exactly how he feels on fox this morning, representative king says anyone from new york or new jersey who gives a dime to congressional republicans is out of his or her mind. he says he plans to break rank with his party and vote on his own from now on and cnn says that he went so far as to not rule out switching political parties over what he's calling a g.o.p. betrayal. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us. getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around
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>> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks talk about the stock market as it -- is at its highest since when? >> highest leap in three years. >> stephanie: he's a socialist, as you know. bad for business kind of socialist. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> thank you skeeter. >> hindu. >> hindu? >> stephanie: hal reading the politico piece echoing your analysis on the fiscal cliff thing. the president does not believe the dynamic shifted in his favor after january 1st because a lot of liberals going why didn't we wait and get the 250 rate. rejecting conventional wisdom in washington all sides would have more flexibility after higher tax rates took effect. republicans were no more likely to compromise after it rather than before it. the president believed would
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destroy not only his leverage but the still fragile economy. >> it always shocks me when progressives are comfortable with calling republicans out for taking people who need unemployment insurance hostage by taking people who want unemployment insurance hostage themselves. because effectively, that's what you're doing by demanding 250 or nothing. and in this 400 450 deal is a two-year extension of unemployment benefits, extension of the farm bill that solidifies things for average americans. and this idea that somehow -- holding out that is fine but it only affects the tax elements of this -- of what went through. all of the other stuff, you go back to zero and you're negotiating with people who aren't there to negotiate. they don't want to extend unemployment benefits. couldn't get the farm bill through. >> stephanie: the chaos on new year's day validated the president's strategy. to find a solution now despite the ugly process.
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the west wing thinks it won big. today's agreement enshrine aspirin into law that will remain in place as long as i'm president. everyone does their part. that's how our economy does best, that's how we grow. that's why it is not a good analogy, the caller that compared the towns a small business. >> right. because you can't fire the poor. >> stephanie: you can't fire the poor people. that's why we're not like a small business. >> which is why if you'll notice red states constantly fight any kind of aid from the government for their poorest citizens because in their mind, they think if they squeeze it hard enough, those people will pack up and move to a blue state where the support system is better. >> a lot harder for a poor person to move than a total rich person. >> the idea is they can starve them out. that's their goal for a long time. >> stephanie: like during katrina, why can't they get in their escalades and leave? i don't understand. >> we've got all of these takers
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and we want to get rid of them so the makers have more room to stretch out. if our neighboring state actually does the decent thing and creates some sort of baseline support then we figure if we just go below that mark, they'll move to the neighboring states. they'll move to missouri or they'll move to tennessee or wherever. >> stephanie: not where the rapey guy is. shirley in washington d.c. hello, shirley. >> caller: hello, stephanie. happy new year to all of you guys. you're wonderful. >> stephanie: thank you. you, too. >> caller: i just had a couple of comments i would like to make. first of all i'm a 52-year-old. i went back to school at 49. i have been unemployed for almost two years and again i'm so a positive person. i take -- i've been taking odd jobs just to make a living but my main comment is at 52 years of age i'm so sick of these republicans, you know, can't we
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file a lawsuit against them for putting our life in jeopardy? jobs bill could have got passed a long time ago where a lot of us could be working. can't we do a petition or can't we vote them out of -- i know there is a lot of people that put them in office but i'm sick of them playing with my livelihood. can't we do a petition to get them out of office? >> stephanie: that's not the way our democracy works. like hal was saying, that's why -- >> that's why you vote every two years. there is this tendency, especially on the progressive side, and the liberal side to lay back in these midterms and you can't afford to do that. that's where all of the rapey candidates get in. that's where all of the bizarre like we don't need a social safety net that whole crowd they get in the midterms. every time. >> stephanie: we could have gotten all of this stuff. 250 level, all of that, if he had a democratic house. >> all of these rapey candidates. >> stephanie: ravey guys. debbie you're on "the stephanie
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miller show." welcome. it is like somebody said when you know your party's in trouble when at the election, they say the rapey guy lost and you have to say "which one"? >> legitimate rapey guy? >> stephanie: debbie in north carolina. >> caller: hi, there. how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i'm kind of like the lady that had just called in. i'm 51. don't have a job. lost my job. and i go -- i don't travel very much but the places i do go, i see just empty places and manufacturing places. can mills is gone -- canon mills is gone. you look around. we don't make anything anymore. we don't have anything that we actually make we're bringing in so many things. >> stephanie: debbie we do make cars still thanks to the president. that's a perfect case study.
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>> caller: yeah. that is the one thing. what gets me, how can the politicians travel from place to place? i mean and see -- i mean half these towns wouldn't exist if the colleges weren't there. >> elevators are gone. so is g.e. people are hurting. people are really hurting because of the way things are and it just seems like they really could care less be it republican or democrat. i'm wondering where their conscience is. >> the other thing is all governmental employees aside you know, corporate interests in this country are multinational now. and a lot of what she's talking about, the companies she's talking about produce now for
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the entire world and u.s. isn't even the biggest market they produce for. and so they have no vested interest in the success of this market except for what's the lowest amount they can pay somebody and still get their product bought? >> stephanie: well said. 29 minutes after the hour. hump days with hal on "the stephanie miller show." (vo) as marijuana gains social and legal acceptance, a new pioneer is emerging from the backwoods. >> i'm basically like a farmer. instead of corn, you've got dope. (vo) but what is legal and what is criminal? >> this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. (vo) follow real farmers staking their claim on a new frontier. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i have everything invested in this. only on current tv.
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>> have you made any new year's resolutions? >> yes. know how i always dread the whole year? this year, i'm only going to dread one day at a time. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 34 minutes after the hour. hump days with sexy liberal hal sparks. yeah. >> i like how you're coming back from break and you sound more like a stripper emcee. give it up for crystal. >> stephanie: welcome back to the sexy kitty. >> there is no -- i've been all over that place. >> stephanie: annette from baltimore, you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: happy new year. i was calling to let you know i called economic terrorists and and -- even if we vote them in, isn't there a way we can -- like we can impeach a president. especially when we pass the laws like the house law, they did
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everything they could not to fund it? that was a allow. if we break a law it is some kind of penalty for us. >> thanks to things like citizens united, you can actually support the candidates not inside your congressional district through greater support mechanisms that are going to be out there the next cycle. let's say you're in an area where your democrat congressperson is safe, you have the opportunity now to go after them and i think it's worthwhile. >> chris i don't mean to be quibly. that's the word of the day. but they are a little treasony. pledge to grover norquist. a little treasony. just saying. talking about secession treasony. how about this one. south carolina state representative introduces bill to exempt state firearms from all federal regulations. so you can just have -- >> all right. >> you can't. >> blaming the federal -- government to regulate firearms
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is south carolina to prevent them from all federal regulations. >> we exempt the state from all federal health then. >> here's a good idea. blue all of the guns yourselves. you build the clips yourself. you actually cast and create all of the ammunition yourself. if someone needs to see your pin or firing pin or -- like any extra parts none of those cross state lines. you just have it completely encapsulated. tell you what. you're allowed to have any guns you can make inside your state and completely but the minute you need another part or anybody crosses your border in to do that, we get to act on it. that just happened so never mind. commerce clause. >> stephanie: a lot of people who shot themselves. they like had to macgyver the part. >> like the guys who are making plastic guns can shoot 90 rounds before they collapse. but you know, they were going
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after obama care because of the commerce clause. they thought they were somehow going to -- you know, wiggle room on getting rid of obama care. that's where the federal government can deal with firearms because they cross state lines. guess what. they're a product. >> stephanie: how many more people are going to go -- i made my own part and i couldn't get it anywhere else and now look what happened. oh son of a bitch. >> i just [ bleep ] myself. i just [ bleep ] shot myself. >> stephanie: i miss that guy. >> that was an actual quote from an actual guy who shot himself. >> stephanie: i loved how emphatic he was. i just [ bleep ] shot myself. michael in florida. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> he needs more guns, clearly. >> stephanie: yes, that's the answer there. >> i got a couple of points.
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one, i do agree with hal, this was a man-made interbeltway messup so they can pat themselves on the back. but we're not addressing the fact there is a 2.2% tax increase on the middle and the working class in this country by removal of the payroll holiday which, in my opinion, is going to have a drastic effect on the economy over the next six months. by the second quarter gdp could be down, i would think in the 1.5 range. i could be wrong. since we don't have a whole lot of incentives as far as infrastructure, you know, stimulus money in this package where we're going with this. >> eventually, you're going to eat into the solvency of social security. that was meant to be a temporary holiday to jump start things. it was never meant to be permanent or extend this long. it's the long-term damaging. that intention was -- they went
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twice as long as it was supposed to go anyways. so granted, that's there. but it's for the long-term safety of this particular group of working people and the ones who are reaching retirement now. so the bigger issue, i think is you know, once we get to the -- what really is the fiscal cliff that was -- the sequestration cuts that at some point, we're going to have to curtail defense spending enough to start paying back what we borrowed out of the social security trust fund that paid for the afghan and iraq wars basically and is the biggest driver of our deficit. the biggest borrower is not china. china has less than 8% of our national debt. the highest borrower technically is the social security trust fund. that's where we get most of our money that we've taken. >> stephanie: right. >> and that money has to go back in or eventually it will up-end itself. not because it is not a sound program but because we cut into it in two directions. one by borrowing from it for the general fund and one from the
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payroll tax holiday going on too long. >> stephanie: this is the republican's game. they say crisis and it is a crisis they created. like oh, social security is in crisis. a, it is not in crisis. okay. let's go to b in columbus. you're on "the stephanie miller show" show with hal. >> caller: can you hear me? >> stephanie: yes, go ahead. >> caller: my nickname is -- so my friends in ohio will know that. i'm hoping with everything we have that we support the president by keeping the pressure on the republicans. we have a tendency to relax when we think things are okay. we really need to make sure we do that. just keep it going. keep it going. take a break. >> stephanie: i hear you. >> the next election is a year and nine, ten months away,
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essentially. we really do have to focus on that one with as much as fervor as we did this one and you'll see a game change in the ability to create a prosperous country for everybody instead of just 1.2%. >> stephanie: thank you. let's go to jay in chicago. hi jay. welcome. hi jay. >> caller: hi. how are you? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: you know what? i can't help but think -- this is a layperson's rhetorical question, okay? the fed's anniversary it is 100 years since the fed was created. what a surprise, what a coincidence. kind of got me looking at things. where is the fed in all of this? i guess a rational explanation to the public if someone can explain to me when we need to inject liquidity, the fed can come up with money at any time. it begs the question why are we in trouble at all? where is the fed for qe4 or qe5
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take care of it. you've done it for 100 years. >> they aren't doing it wantonly. there is a structure to it. >> stephanie: i think bill has been trying to do everything he can given that congress has done nothing. >> that's exactly it. it was put in place because there was a jobs bill that's been sitting in front of them for over a year. there's all kinds of elements that our government and our private industry can take and start injecting you know, positive movement into the economy. and when they don't do it or they can't do it, the fed can do that. our ability to manipulate our currency is our value is the one thick that keeps us for being tied to one particular type of currency or commodity like turkey or greece and you know, being tied to that is actually what capsized their economy. our ability to do quantitatively is our ability to control the value of our currency and the value of our economy.
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>> stephanie: understanding exactly what happened in greece is key. that's the problem. they keep using it in the wrong way. it is the austerity measures and they keep saying we don't want to be greece. right, right. >> stop doing that. >> a lot of our -- economically, we're closer to the circumstances they found themselves in britain. the reason we truly did better and came out of the recession faster than they did and with relative ease compared to where they were was because we didn't do as many austerity measures. we should have done more. our stimulus should have been bigger. but by not doing any -- britain delayed their escape from the recession by at least three years. >> stephanie: right. >> and now they're coming around to it finally. but -- we had more of a danger of slipping into the area that you know, britain felt itself in more so than greece. >> stephanie: more importantly, love letter for jim from julie in seattle. jim, tell your man jim he looks stylish and handsome with his
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new highlights and shorter hairdo. >> did you get highlights? >> no. it is just more gray. >> little just for men? >> stephanie: something. it is fabulous. some love letters from girls this morning for jim. >> like his new hair. >> stephanie: okay. let's go to lisa in wisconsin. hey, lisa, welcome. >> caller: hi. can i do a little shout out to howard, i believe he's a writer. he kind a phrase yesterday on a show, don't grover norquist yourself. people that know him and are getting involved with grover. grover norquisting themselves. i thought it was kind of funny. my comment my only comment i had was stephanie pretend i don't know what kind of jobs you've had but i've had a few factory jobs. >> stephanie: i've had -- go ahead. >> caller: if we had an assistant manager tell the crew at the factory we were going to build something, he was going to do everything to go against the big boss and the company and he's going to mess up the project, blah, blah, blah, i think you know, his workers
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would worry about what we're going to make and if it would work, you know. at the factory and i think we would want to get the assistant manager fired. that's how i feel mcconnell embarrassed himself when he said he was going against the president, i don't believe them. when they cooperate now, i really don't. that's all i wanted to say. >> that's an excellent point. if you're talking about him as a mid management kind of guy, if the whole thing is to capsize or sabotage what the company is actually shooting for especially when it's -- stabilizing the economy you can't actually put a lot of faith in his ability to actually do it because again you know how -- this is the do nothing congress of all time. this is -- they've actually accomplished less. well, the republicans actually take that as a badge of honor. the problem is we go -- we point and go what's wrong with you guys? look at you. you've done nothing. their whole point is the government does stuff and it shouldn't. i don't want it to do stuff. and they -- >> no government. >> stephanie: oh, and let's
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review. what kind of jobs have i done? cocktail waitress at universal studio. dancer at the itchy kitty. i clean small planes at the burbank airport. quite a few things. van nuys. >> burbank airport. that's a real airport. >> stephanie: no tiny airport. i cleaned the bugs off plane windshields. >> there is a tremendous build-up of filth and muck on there! >> stephanie: right. >> just checking the luggage. >> stephanie: fun fact about mama. >> did you have to steer the planes? >> stephanie: yes. >> two flashlights. she had two candles every time they turned the engines on, they would blow out and the planes would crash. >> stephanie: i wasn't very good at it. >> you were like the guy on airplane. where's the forklift? >> that way! >> stephanie: you know how technically inclined i am. yep, this is all good to go up. >> they let you check the planes? >> stephanie: yep. >> what did you do? >> yeah, what was on your resume that allowed you to get a job like this?
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>> did you check the fuel to see if there's water in it? >> stephanie: college of roommate's boyfriend worked there. >> that's what you do. >> there's no water build-up in the gas tank so the engine doesn't cut out. >> stephanie: forgot that step. >> check the engines for bird's nests. >> stephanie: i did make one good decision. i did not watch "flight" on pay-per-view. >> apparently the scene where he flies the plane upside down is harrowing. >> apparently it is nonsense. >> right from -- any which way you can, the sequel to any which way you can. >> stephanie: 47 minutes after the hour. back with the remaining moments of "the stephanie miller show." hutch days with hal on "the stephanie miller show." you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's
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what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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♪ upside down ♪ >> stephanie miller. ♪ you turn me inside out and round and round ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 52 minutes after the hour. happy new year. hump days with hal continues. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] oh, charlie sheen really! >> what did he do now? >> stephanie: he is offering a nonapology for a homophobic slur he hurled at nightclub customers. opening his nightclub in los cabos over the weekend. he warmed up the crowd by saying
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how are we doing after the audience responded with a lukewarm cheer. he responded lying bunch of -- [ bleep ] f word for gay man. how are we doing? then he said i apologize if i offended anybody. i meant to say mag got but i have a lisp. >> that makes it worse. wow. >> is he going to need another intervention? >> stephanie: apparently. by lindsay lohan. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] lindsay lohan is calling him you're really off the rails too. >> stephanie: hard to do. christian slater's playback is the lowest grossing film of 2012. i've never heard of this. it made a total gross of $264. >> really? >> 33 people bought tickets. >> how long was it open for? a night? >> apparently. >> the snack barmaid 50 cents. >> which guarantees it will make millions of dollars over the next five years and probably outdo movies that did moderately
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well because i have to see the movie that only made $264. >> stephanie: i would do that. >> my message to the producer, change the name of the movie to $264. and then dub every time somebody says i'm going to get my money to -- i'm going to get my $264. >> stephanie: all right. what else happened over the holiday? another palin divorce. oh no. okay. sarah palin's son not the only palin filing for divorce. i thought this was the family values party. don't they lecture them? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> now they can have twice as many families. >> wendy palin please and thank you married to todd's brother james, cited incompatibility of temperament. >> stephanie: who doesn't have that? >> please. story of incompatibility. >> stephanie: please. >> i'm a winter.
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and he's a spring. i like oranges and those kind of warm hues. he doesn't bring out my eyes. we have the wrong temperment. >> stephanie: corky in rochest, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi corky. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: yeah, i want to -- i'm really proud of him for knocking that hurricane sandy bill down. >> stephanie: yeah, that was nice for republicans deciding not to -- because that's not timely in any way. >> made the president look good. obviously we can't have that. >> stephanie: no. would help actual people. that need it. larry in virginia. hi larry. >> caller: hey, stephanie, how you doing? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: i was calling. i listen to your show. enjoy the comedic spin on the stuff. you have to keep a comedic spin because if it don't you just go
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crazy. what i'm calling about is i don't understand the mentality of the 47% of the country that consistently vote republican and it is probably against the best interest of about 46% of those who do it. i just -- i can't fathom that. >> does it seem like, to you that it becomes almost like a manhood issue? that they're voting for who they think is tough on some level? regardless of whether that toughness is measured smart, effective, any of that. really voting for the mean person. >> stephanie: it is like the ad for that automatic weapon. your man card has been reissued. right. >> p.s., that same store where that kid bought that thing you know that a kid about that age walked in and lifted one shoplifted one from that store. they got raided. they found it -- they were missing 30 guns. >> wow.
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>> stephanie: nice nice, nice. >> they had no idea. they couldn't account for where they went. >> time to order more then. >> stephanie: more guns. that's the answer there. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] by the way you brought up voting. florida's long lines on election day discourage 49,000 people from voting. that's why the election results even better than we had thought. that's with them suppressing the vote of 49,000 people. president still won florida. as many as 49,000 people were discouraged voting in florida due to long election day lines. obama's -- the analysts said obama's margin over romney could have been 11,000 votes higher than it was based just on central florida results. >> wow. >> stephanie: this is shocking. research found black and hispanic voters were disproportionately disenfranchised which is shocking to absolutely nobody. >> the other end is i would love to see how many people -- i would love to see a poll on how many people were driven to the polls by the amount of voter suppression that motivated so many people. i think it was a driving force
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in the -- >> driving force. >> stephanie: driving force. in the margin of victory the president did hold. >> stephanie: anything to plug? >> our sexy liberal show in d.c. in a couple of weeks. >> yeah. >> stephanie: january 19th. washington d.c. do it. get it. go. warner theatre. we'll see you then. thank you, hal sparks. >> stephanie: see you tomorrow on "the stephanie miller show." @ñ
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